in-cosmetics Global

in-cosmetics Global, the leading global event dedicated to personal care ingredients, has today unveiled its full programme for what is set to be one of the biggest events to date. The exhibition will return to Paris, France from 16-18 April 2024, offering attendees invaluable opportunities to network, source ingredients, and formulate the next generation of cosmetic creations.

in-cosmetics Global will arrive at the City of Lights against the backdrop of a growing global beauty and personal care market, set to grow at an annual rate of 3.33% (CAGR 2024-2028), generating a revenue of US$646.20bn (EUR€590bn) in 2024. The largest segment of this growth is expected in personal care, estimated to reach a market volume of US$282.80bn (EUR €258bn).

Taking place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, more than 900 leading personal care ingredient suppliers will be in attendance, including headline sponsor, KSM, and the top 20 global suppliers, including BASF, Croda, Ashland, Clariant, Evonik, Nouryon, DSM, Symrise, and more. New suppliers joining the event for the first time, include Aloe Oil and Butter, Curie Co®, ExoLab Italia, Foodyworm, Boreal Bioproducts, and many more.


The three pillars to success

This year’s in-cosmetics Global will be based on a triumvirate of core pillars: science, innovation, and sustainability, and various features of the show will reflect and embody these themes. With research partner, Euromonitor International, highlighting consumers’ ongoing efforts to protect the planet, sustainability remains a focus across the entire show floor. In its trends predictions for 2024, the market research company found more than 60% of consumers tried to have a positive impact on the environment, while 45% reported feeling like they were personally contributing to climate change[3]. As such, the event will help champion a greener, more eco-conscious industry.

The Sustainability Zone, in partnership with The Green Chemist Consultancy and Ecovia Intelligence, is devoted to inspiring, offering information, and uncovering opportunities for brands to be more sustainable. This year, the Zone encompasses other features, including the Sustainability Display and Theatre, both sponsored by AAK, the Sustainability Pavilion, powered by Farmforce, and the new Sustainability Zone Forum.

Visitors will be able to discover environmental and social sustainability initiatives in the interactive product Display area, while the Theatre is designed to offer guidance and insights on the different approaches that brands can take to improve their sustainability credentials. The Sustainability Zone’s comprehensive educational programme – curated by The Green Chemist Consultancy – comprises of a number of informational sessions that touch on the most prominent and emerging trends facing the industry.

In the Theatre, AAK’s Director of Sustainability, Caroline Westerik-Sikking, will be delivering two expert sessions; ‘New sustainability legislation: Navigating the minefield without compromising impact on the ground’ and ‘How well do you understand the risks, mitigations, and associated impacts within the shea supply chain?’ Other sessions will include ‘Conscious circularity in the fragrance industry’ by Thomas Wüthrich, Head of Corporate Sustainability at LUZI AG and ‘From traditional to sustainable – A preservation journey in personal care’ from Dr. Ethan Solomon, Head of Technical Applications at LANXESS.

For attendees seeking solutions to their sustainability challenges, Mathilde Allègre, Global Sustainability Manager – Beauty & Home at Lubrizol, will present ‘How Lubrizol science delivers sustainable solutions to improve wellbeing, and Dr. Ludger Josef Fischer, Co-Head Competence Center Thermische Energiespeicher, IME will host a session entitled, ‘Energy efficient cosmetic production.’

Also hosted in the Zone and new this year is the Sustainability Zone Forum, the one-day programme created to share and discuss new advancements that deliver sustainability improvements. Farmforce’s Global Sales Director, Rodney Muriuki, will present ‘First Mile Sustainability: Traceability from earth to skin,’ and Croda’s Marketing Manager – Sustainability for Consumer Care, Jolene Maloney, will examine ‘Reducing the carbon footprint of beauty,’ book-ending the day of sessions.

The Sustainability Pavilion, powered by Farmforce, will also provide a dedicated space where visitors can identify and explore sustainable solutions across the entire cosmetics value chain. Exhibitors displaying sustainable or organic products on the show floor include Natralipid® with its 100% plant-based, expeller-pressed oils, Jiangxi Baicao Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. with its 100% pure natural lavender essential oil, and Sophim’s Biophytosebum with its natural silicone alternative, amongst many others.

Tied closely to the in-cosmetics Global’s innovation pillar, the Innovation Zone, sponsored by Ashland, is one of the most popular features at the event, giving attendees the opportunity to discover the latest raw materials to hit the market in the last six months. It will feature more than 180 new and recently launched personal care ingredients from exhibitors, all of which are entered into the prestigious Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Awards, moderated by an industry-led panel, and announced at the awards ceremony. Entry for submissions close on 27 February 2024.

Meanwhile, ZURKO RESEARCH S.L., Atlantia Clinical Trials, Abich – Lifeanalytics and Complife Group are just some of the international suppliers ensuring the safety, stability, and shelf-life of personal care products in the Testing, Regulation & Lab Zone, sponsored by Skinobs. The Boost your Test area will help suppliers to identify the most appropriate testing methods. Over in the Sensory Bar, which will be dedicated to showcasing new and impactful sensations for cosmetic products, visitors will be offered sensory experiences through personal care formulations in haircare, lipsticks, moisturisers, and more. Amidst the continued surge in make-up trends on social media, the Make-Up Bar will offer visitors the interactive opportunity to see, test, and try popping pigments and delectable hues in emerging make-up formulations, from nail polishes to and lip lacquers and eyeshadow palettes.

In addition, prestigious fragrance houses, producers, and distributors of extracts and ingredients, including Biottonia Essences, CPL Aromas, DSM Nutritional Products Europe AG, and O&3 – The Oil Family, will showcase their products and take visitors on a journey of new scents and fragrance trends in the Fragrance Zone. Here, they can obtain expert advice, learn about regional differences, and source aromatic components for their personal care formulations.

The expert-guided R&D Tours, sponsored by Mibelle Biochemistry, Probiotical, and Symrise, will connect visitors with the latest ingredient trends and suppliers, enabling participants to visit selected exhibitor stands, offering first-hand exposure to innovations and trends shaping the cosmetics landscape. Following the themes of Neurocosmetics, Advancement in Microbiome, and Skinification of the Scalp, pre-booking is recommended to guarantee a place.

Staying close to the show’s focus on science, offering in-depth insights into the latest personal care technologies and their specifications, the Technical Seminars, in partnership with Cosmetics Business, will ensure attendees leave with a solid and substantiated knowledge base gleaned from some of the best ingredient suppliers in the industry. Over 90 seminars will be held over the three days across three theatres, from the likes of Colonial Chemical Inc., Lipotrue, Lubrizol Life Science, Chemyunion, and many others. Taking a deep dive into haircare trends through several sessions will be Emilie Gombert, Senior Product Development Manager at Oat Cosmetics, with her session, ‘Novel natural peptide: Improving hair health from root to tip,’ Valeska Mentzer, Business Development Manager Consumer Products EMEA of STEPAN, hosting ‘Make scalp care top of mind for product development,’ and Guglielmo Bifulco, Marketing and Sales Manager at Kalichem, introducing ‘100% natural conditioning active: Hair detangling, anti-frizz and styling action.’

Other sessions will touch on topical and emerging themes such as ‘The menopausal skin microbiome – what do you need to know?’ by Dr. Kristin Neumann, CEO of MyMicrobiome, ‘Unlocking Timeless Beauty: Efficacy of ASTACOS® OL50 in Anti-Ageing Formulations’ from Alexander Pototschnik, Head of Product Development at BDI-BioLife Science, and ‘Hair loss: Understanding the impact of seasonality and climate changes’ from Laura Cabrera, Haircare Technical Manager of Zurko-CTC. These Seminars operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Formulation Lab®, sponsored by Brenntag GmbH and partnered with Personal Care Magazine, will offer up to 27 interactive, hands-on experiences and lessons in formulation techniques and practices. The Lab will be open exclusively to R&D and lab staff of cosmetic contract manufacturers, private labels, and Indie brands, with sessions from experts at Ashland, Nikko Chemicals, Bloomage Biotechnology Corp., Ltd., Kobo Products Ltd., Brenntag Holding GmbH, and many more.

Univar Solutions will host two sessions this year; Monika Ruiz-Golcher, Technical Specialist, Beauty & Personal Care EMEA, will present ‘How to formulate a face mask in an aqueous stick format?’ and Rita Hanna, Technical Specialist Beauty & Personal Care EMEA, will share how to prepare attractive formulas that meet current niche and masstige brand marketing briefs, in ‘How to formulate a hair mask balancing naturality up to 97,4% with a strong efficacy.

The Formulation Lab® will be overseen by Lorna Radford, Technical Advisor to in-cosmetics Global, award-winning cosmetic scientist, founder of Enkos Developments, and Member of the Society of Cosmetics Scientists (SCS) education committee.

A number of exhibitors are poised to launch new products on the showfloor, while event regulars, AAK Sweden, Berg + Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG, Eurofragance, IOI Oleo GmbH, and more will return to Paris presenting their innovations to attendees hailing from across the globe.

Bio-venture company, Cellicon, is set to display its DST-SP peptide, an innovative active for reverse-aging without having any effect on young cells, and Ascot International Ltd. will highlight Bakuchiol 99%, ‘nature’s answer to Retinol,’ a naturally occurring, plant-derived antioxidant originating in India shown to visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Gold Cosmetica will also present its Platinum 999 Extra Fine Powder for cosmetic formulations. Manufactured in Germany, it boasts proven benefits on healthy skin with noteworthy results, while Sun Chemical will showcase its Flamenco® Summit Orange O80D, a natural mica-based effect pigment with a bright orange interference colour created with patented multilayer technology to enhance chroma and bright reflectivity.

There will also be dedicated areas that aim to unite suppliers from different regions; this year’s country pavilions will allow visitors to connect with cosmetic and personal care companies from France, UK, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Peru, and China.

Helping to bridge the physical and digital world for visitors and exhibitors will be in-cosmetics Global’s partnership with ingredient platform, Covalo. Together, the two organisations will be establishing an advanced search index platform to streamline ingredient exploration. Covalo x in-cosmetics, the largest ingredient platform for the personal care industry, will give access to over 80,000 ingredients from over 1,000 suppliers, helping the industry discover, connect, and collaborate with thousands of ingredient suppliers worldwide, all year round.

Market intelligence

Taking a broad view of the market, the bustling Marketing Trends Theatre, in partnership with COSSMA, will lead with three packed days of presentations and panel discussions on the latest trends, breakthroughs, and regulations shaping the industry. Povilas Sugintas, Senior Analyst at Euromonitor International, will open the show with ‘European Beauty and Personal Care market trends 2024+’, looking at the impact that artificial intelligence (AI), sustainability, social, economic, and political factors will have on global consumer trends in the year to come.

Futuristic sessions, such as ‘Next-gen beauty tech, hyper-personalization, and the omnichannel journey’ from Mario Braz de Matos, Co-founder of Flying Fish Lab, will look at how beauty tech will evolve to play a significant role in enhancing omnichannel shopping experiences and digital engagement with consumers. Award-winning author, strategist, and Founder of Light Years, Lucie Greene will host her session, ‘In what ways is the wellness trend influencing innovations in the beauty industry?’

An expert-led panel on ‘Science-backed beauty vs misinformation’ will gather experts from Kenvue, BEAUTYSTREAMS, Kline & Co., Euromonitor International, Personal Care Regulatory Ltd., and the Institute of Personal Care Science, to discuss the challenges of debunking misinformation, bridging the gap between R&D and marketing, and leveraging technology to further drive evidence-based skincare to consumers.

French beauty

Of course, visitors will have the opportunity to delve into the art of French beauty, gaining first-hand insights into the cultural customs shaping beauty. Codif Technologie Naturelle will showcase Hydranov, the hydrating active ingredient obtained from the red algae, Furcellaria Lumbricalis, sourced from the Baltic Sea. Fragrance house, Expressions Parfumées, will introduce visitors to its AQUABOOST NATCO® – Summer Vibe, the first COSMOS-approved fragrance which includes a solubilizing system to formulate transparent aqueous solutions with a high dosage of perfume. Pioneer in biotechnology, Greentech Group, will also showcase several products, including its EXPOZEN® skin microbiota modulator, ACNILYS®, its oily skin and microbiota regulator, and its EPSILINE® tanning maximizer, plus more.

Awarding the absolute best

Taking place after the event’s first day, visitors are invited to the free-to-attend awards ceremony, sponsored by Kenvue, which will honour cosmetic science excellence and innovation in ingredients. The soirée will unveil this year’s winners across seven core categories, including the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award, the Kenvue Trusted Science Award, Green Ingredient Award, Sustainable Stand Award, Rising Star Award, Make-Up Bar Award, and Sensory Bar Award.

Speaking about the 2024 event, Roziani Zulkifli, Event Director, in-cosmetics Global, said: “As always, the show aims to not only unite the industry but to celebrate excellence in cosmetic science. The three core pillars, on which this year’s event are built, aim to advance science-backed beauty, support the industry’s innovation, and ensure sustainability remains a key focus. Our extensive educational programme provides unmatched opportunities for attendees to do just that; the Technical Seminars, Formulation Lab, and other Zones are specifically designed to ensure each attendee walks away with a solid knowledge base gleaned from some of the best in the industry.”